Net Worth Rocket Feb 2019

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! The ups and downs of last fall were not fun to live through.


Net Worth really took off this month. Up over +$57,000, that makes up some serious ground from the doldrums of last year. I am Doing my Happy Dance!

Maybe now we can all get back to making progress again? Stabilize our portfolios. Check out if these new tax rates will do us any good. Responsible people can make babies again. Take a Deep Breath.

I have noticed that the beginning of a year harbors less large one of a kind expenses than the end of a year. I have been stuffing money left and right into my Dividend Portfolio. Over $10,000 in January. I wonder how long I can keep that up?

Me and the family were trapped in the house together for 5 days last week due to the weather. Sort of a involuntary NO SPEND CHALLENGE.

I did splurge a little bit because the wife finally relented on the informal Recliner Ban. 🙂

First Net Worth of 2019 equals total Assets minus total Liabilities.

Total Assets: $2,190,135 + $ 57,457 from last month.

Accounts receivable, This is a floundering business deal from 2014

Boat & Cars, Depreciating assets, but sell-able if need be

Real Estate 2nd home/vacation rental

Primary Residence

Retirement accounts; 2 people, 4 accounts total

Brokerage account; Dividend Portfolio

College Funds; Prepaid tuition and 529 accounts or 2 kids

Bonds; ‘I bonds’ bought through Treasury Direct

Cash & Metals; 4 accounts and a security deposit box

Health Savings Account, Started in 2015

Total Liabilities; $395,663 down – $ 1,051.00 from last month.

Mortgage on House; Bought in 2005 Interest 3.75%

Mortgage 2nd Home; Bought in 2012 Interest 3.5%

Student Loan Paid off!

HELOC; Current APR 3.49%


Tracking your own net worth is perhaps the second most important thing you can do to improve your financial picture. Budgeting your expenses to see where the money goes is probably still number one.

Budgeting is like paying attention to ball game while tracking net worth is like paying attention to the baseball season.

Months can goes up or down, you need a longer picture to evaluate your progress. You are either bringing in more money than you’re spending or you are losing money each month. Tracking Net Worth is easy, useful, and addictive.

Don’t Forget; “Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

5 thoughts on “Net Worth Rocket Feb 2019

  1. our accounts are up something like 72k year to date. it’s a nice snap back from all my high flying growth names taking a beating last fall. we’re just matriculating the ball down the field, in the immortal words of hank stram. i’m glad your recliner ban is over. mrs. smidlap loves the recliner i bought her about 12 years ago.

  2. To paraphrase a line from Garret Morris of Saturday Night Live,, “Beezball (January) been berry berry good to me.

    Nice to have one of the best Januaries on record counter that big drop from end of 2018.

Let's get things nice and sparkling clear